John Comitz

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1486
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 7.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Leith
  • Address: 203 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Overseer, Grove Mills, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jane Slater Comitz, 203 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Comitz, 203 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Comitz

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial.


Private John Comitz, whose home is at 203 Lochee Road, was killed on 9th May.  He was 21 years of age, and he had been connected with the Territorials for five years.  In civil life he held the position of an overseer in Grove Mills (Messrs A. P. Mathewson & Co.).

Privat Comitz leaves a widowed mother.  The sad intelligence of her son’s death was made known to Mrs Comitz by the receipt of a letter from the Rev. George Thompson, army chaplain.  The letter states :–  “It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of your son, Private J. Comitz (No 1486), which took place in action on 9th inst.  Please accept the sincere sympathy of the officers and men of the regiment and of myself in this sore loss.  It will be a source of pride to you to know that your son died manfully doing his duty.”

Dundee Courier 19th May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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